Phyllis Jenkins, a sophomore at Great Falls High School, along with her sister Jordyn, a junior, got involved with Special Olympics at a very young age.
Phyllis explained how they got started, "I had a student teacher and she told me that I would work very well with the students so I said alright, and I helped out with her summer class, and I absolutely loved it. Then, she told me about Special Olympics Summer Games that were starting- so I told my sister about it and we just went from there."
The Jenkins sisters might work together year-round with Special Olympics, but they have a difference in opinion about their favorite games.
Jordyn said,"It's a tossup between basketball and track and field in the summer games."
While Phyllis disagreed, "My personal favorite is the winter games… I like snow shoeing very much, and I like snow."
No matter what the season, Shoshanna Scott, a member of the Lions Special Olympics Basketball Team, enjoys her time with the dynamic duo.
She said, "Amazing, they're funny people, funny sisters."
Rebecca Lee, Shoshanna's grandmother appreciates all of the hard work that these sisters put forward.
Rebecca said, "They are helpful and gracious and kind and they are wonderful role models for everyone."
Jordyn and Phyllis might disagree about their favorite sports in the Special Olympics, but they do agree on one thing… how they feel about everyone they work with.
Phyllis explained by saying,"Amazing, it's awesome. I love it. They always make me so happy. I can go in there just having a terrible day and then just come out like the best day ever."
Jordyn agreed saying, "They are wonderful and they are so happy to be around. They are indescribable."